New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs in 1st ODI thanks to Guptill’s 138

Martin Guptill 138 for New Zealand today
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New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI at theBay Oval, Tauranga, today.

Match Summary

New Zealand 371 - 7 (Martin Guptill 138, Kane Williamson 74, Ross Taylor 54, Jimmy Neesham 47*

Sri Lanka 326 (Kusal Perera 102, Niroshan Dickwella 76; Jimmy Neesham 3-38)

Result - New Zealand won by 45 runs

Scorecard

Series Stats

Martin Guptill 138, Kane Williamson 74, Ross Taylor 54 and Jimmy Neesham 47*all batted superbly for New Zealand to see them to a total of 371-7 in their 50 overs. Lasith Malinga(c) , Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera all took 2 wickets apiece for Sri Lanka.

In reply, a fighting century from Kusal Perera 102 was not enough for Sri Lanka who lost by 45 runs. Jimmy Neesham rounded off a great all round performance with 3-38 for New Zealand.

 

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tim Seifert(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga(c), Nuwan Pradeep

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